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Open Math Notes: Free as in beer.
Recently, the phrase “free as in beer vs. free as in speech” caught my attention. It was the first I had heard of this way of distinguishing two English meanings of free, and how it particularly applies to what is … Continue reading
Comments on ebooks
There were several responses to my ebooks blog post, so I will share them here. Thanks all! Matilde Marcolli says: August 11, 2016 at 11:56 pm Certainly the current formats of ebooks are not suitable for mathematical content: apart … Continue reading
Personal webpages as publications
Thanks to those of you who commented on my previous post on ebooks. This conversation brings home to me that what will drive substantial math ebook innovation (apart from simply making existing math books readable on electronic devices) will be … Continue reading
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Books: Hard Copy or E?
How important are ebooks for math? I always start a blog with one question, and end up asking many more. People according to their personality, their intentions, limitations and environments read differently. Even when there were only hard copy books, … Continue reading
Math books with longevity
What gives a math book (textbook or otherwise) longevity? Is there more to a book than just a record of current knowledge, or an aid and reference for a class? Some books continue to be read and reread, and used … Continue reading
Why Books?
The purpose of this blog is to start a conversation about math books. What makes a math book useful, important, timely, a pleasure to read? How do books influence and shape mathematics? How does/should evolving technology change how we access … Continue reading